The Minnesota Timberwolves have been a disappointment thus far this season, as they’ve a 24-24 file and are in sixth place within the Western Convention.
Whereas increasingly more individuals really feel final summer time’s massive commerce for All-Star middle Rudy Gobert was a giant mistake, guard Anthony Edwards is doing his greatest to take Minnesota again to the playoffs as soon as once more.
He had a really sturdy December, averaging 25.3 factors on 46.7 p.c general taking pictures and 40.6 p.c from 3-point vary and 5.2 assists per recreation, and he has continued his onslaught within the new yr.
Coming into Saturday’s recreation towards the Houston Rockets, Edwards had been averaging 25.8 factors and 5.1 assists per recreation in his final 19 contests.
In opposition to Houston, he went off, placing up a season-high 44 factors on 17-of-29 general taking pictures and 8-of-16 from downtown, and he additionally notched three steals and three blocked photographs within the 113-104 win.
He served up two completely different spotlight dunks in that recreation, and each occasions his sufferer was middle Alperen Sengun.
Anthony Edwards vs. the Houston Rockets:
9/13 on 2PA (69.2%)
8/16 on 3PA (50%)
Jaw-dropping dunks, versatile shotmaking, impactful protection; Ant had the total arsenal on show tonight pic.twitter.com/xnftuju46k
— Timberwolves Clips (@WolvesClips) January 22, 2023
Edwards isn’t precisely bashful about sharing how good he’s (or at the least thinks he’s), as he mentioned final summer time he would quickly be within the dialog for being one of the best participant within the recreation.
When a participant makes a daring assertion like that, he has no selection however to again up these phrases.
Edwards is probably not within the dialog for one of the best within the recreation simply but, however he has develop into one of many extra explosive younger guards within the NBA, and on condition that he’s simply in his third season, maybe the sky actually is the restrict for him.